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from sandy is estimated at $50 billion. randall pinkston, cbs news, stafford township, new jersey. >> now homeowners received some good news, the governors of new york and new jersey say the storm was not classified as a hurricane which means homeowners with insurance will pay less on their deductible after this storm. >>> now today the red cross workers will head to west virginia to help residents affected by massive our outages of the -- power outages as a result of the sandy related snowstorm. in garrett county, maryland, residents are digging out of about two feet of snow. it knocked out power to thousands of families still in the dark right now and governor o'malley toured the county thursday and is promising to mobilize all the resources necessary to help those who need it. >>> national guard troops on the eastern shore in the wake of sandy. crews went door the door rescuing people if their homes and too -- from their homes and troops are going to remain on patrol. they even uneveryoned a couple of caskets. >>> pepco is being praised for its efforts during ask after sandy. 9
sandy. yesterday governor cuomo suspended tolls in the rockaways. the loss of train service makes it especially hard for residents to get back and forth. the suspended tolls will remain in place. >>> today and tomorrow fairfax police testimony is going to collect food and clothing for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> matt jablow has more. >> reporter: captain laura kenyan is the head of the criminal investigation division of the city of fairfax. >> my co-workers rally. >> reporter: during more than 20 years as a police officer she has witnessed all types of tragedies. >> but none apparently that prepared her for the video she saw on television last week of the almost unimaginable damage among the highly populated coast lines of new york and new jersey. >> i cried and i came into work friday and i thought about what could i do to help. >> reporter: inspired by the heartbreaking images of the pain inflicted by superstorm sandy, captain kenyan moved quickly into action, organizing a food, clothing and supply drive that began on sunday at the city of fairfax police department. >> i
at the latest outage number -- >>> to our north -- new yorkers continue to deal with sandy's aftermath. a good portion of new york city is still in the dark as crews rush to try to restore electricity. >> now little by little the city's transportation system is coming back online. limited subway, bus and commuter rail service is going to have start this morning. and ines ferre has more. >> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three a
of thousands of people are still without power after the big storm sandy last week and the nor'easter this week and the snow and the wind from the latest storm pushed down more trees and power lines this week and also interfered with the relief efforts underway after sandy. >>> in new york city leaders there are taking steps to reduce the gas lines. beginning today drivers with license plates ending with odd numbers can get fuel. tomorrow it will be people with even numbers that can fill up. only 25% of the gas stations are are open right now. >>> and getting to new york city by rail is still a challenge but amtrak is hoping to have three of its tunnels to new york's penn station back open by tonight. amtrak's goal is to restore all of its service and commuter rail in and out of the station by monday. >>> many of us here across the mid-atlantic are learning some pretty hard lessons after the superstorm. >> our own bruce leshan is living the nightmare, trying to rebuild after a tree nearly destroyed his home. he hopes it will help others. >> i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge
is already in the northeast because of sandy. officials say they are working around the clock. teresa garcia, cbs news, rockaway beach, new york. >> now remember at the height of sandy there were nine million people without power. they sure don't need this. hundreds of flights were canceled and even travel waivers were given before the latest storm came out. that's because last week hurricane sandy damaged the computer landing systems in new york and new jersey. they help planes land in low visibility. for even future weather on bad days expect cancellations and delays in the region until the problems are fixed. >>> after tuesday lots of questions about the future of life in maryland were answered. the passage of question 7 clears the way for table games and a sixth casino in prince george's county. yesterday, the maryland lottery gaming and control commission said rules for table games could be in place by the end of the year. they also said casinos could start adding them early next year. but that new casino in prince george's county. it probably won't be a reality until 2016. on the issue
to get his firsthand look at the damage from the superstorm sandy. the president thanked workers for help in the recovery effort. 47,000 new yorkers have applied now for housing through fema. many of them want the government to act faster in this case. the president is urging insurance companies to quote show some heart and some spirit to help people rebuild. >>> it is 4:36. here's a look at some other things making news now. three israelis and 18 palestinians including two children were killed in cross border attacks between the israeli military and hamas. israeli fighter jets spent the night firing on several targets in gaza. they have stationed troops and tanks at border to prepare for an incursion which is expected to begin sometime today. this is the heaviest fighting in the region if four years -- in four years. >>> a sad story. listen to this. a parade honoring wounded veterans ended in tragedy in midland. texas. four people killed and 17 were injured when a freight train hit the float that the veterans were riding on during this parade. the veterans were on the way to a banquet an
are predicted. >>> one week after superstorm sandy, hundreds of residents in krisfield, maryland are still without a permanent home. 126 units the summer's cove apartments were evacuated and flooded there. that means 168 people are in temporary housing. officials say chrisfield was hit harder than any place else in the state. the residents are now at a local community center. >>> residents in western maryland are without power. 2 1/2 feet of snow was a big factor there. more than 2200 homes and businesses are still in the dark after the superstorm. potomac ed sane says they expect -- edison says they expect everyone to have their power back at sometime today. >>> the department is working with the state of new york and local food banks to distribute 1.1 million pounds of food to victims in new york. the usda provided a similar donation to victims in new jersey as well. the department has approved requests from connecticut, maryland, new york, rhode island and virginia to reimburse food stamp recipients in certain counties for food lost in the storm. >>> and many of our neighbors are ste
was the hardest hit borough in the city after hurricane sandy. michael bloomberg had turned him away initially. >>> swallow falls remains closed. the. a total of 11 state parks are closed in the aftermath of sandy. >>> it is 4:34. here's a look at some other things making news. china has a new leader. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. she is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party, he'll lead the second economic power [ inaudible ] israel says the attack in response to a rocket attack from militants into israel. leaders say the air strikes are the beginning of a much broader operation against hamas. palestinian leaders have asked the united nations to take steps to stop israel's military operation. u.n. observer in the territory says israel is guilty of war crimes against the palestinian people. >>> some california drivers in sacramento witnessed a small plane make an emergency landing right on a highway median yesterday morning. the pilot was testing a new engine when it lost power at abou
other news one week after being displaced by sandy, thousands of residents have boarded buses and searched online for alternative polling places to cast their ballot. voter turnout remains strong despite the devastation in new york and new jersey. >> polling stations were relocated throughout the new york region. alison harmelin is in queens and she has more. >> reporter: bill left home on his bicycle in search of a place to vote. >> we were just circling around figuring out where the biggest spots were where people could be. >> reporter: these tents mark the spot where residents of new york's devastated rock aways are casting their ballots. election officials brought in generators to power the polls. a giant relief for voters who thought they were out of luck. >> scared to death i wasn't going to get an opportunity to vote. i actually thought they were going to pass on the voting for the whole entire area. >> reporter: as night has fallen there are additional challenges for one the lighting isn't good in some parts of the feint and some voters -- tent and some voters are comp
destroyed during hurricane sandy will be rebuilt in time for next summer. a large section of the pier ended up in the ocean. we were showing thu live during our -- you this live during our hurricane sandy coverage. some pilings left standing have since been removed so they don't pose a hazard to boaters. no word yet on exactly how much it will cost to rebuild the pier but it will be back in time for summer fun next year. >>> the final movie in the twilight vampire saga hits theaters friday. earlier this week thousands of screaming fans came out for the premier of the final twilight movie. teresa garcia talked to the stars on the black carpet. >> reporter: more than 2,000 twi hards camped out in los angeles for the premier of the last twilight movie. christian stewart says even though the franchise has come to an end, the passion for twilight will continue. >> hopefully i don't feel like we have to miss it. the movies aren't going anywhere and the love for them definitely isn't going anywhere. >> reporter: she plays a swan that falls in love with the vampire. the two were also an offscreen c
billion in federal aid to rebuild after super storm sandy. governor cuomo says the money will be used to repair infrastructure and pay for emergency costs related to the storm. the new york city council is going to vote on a plan today to use half a billion dollars to repair public schools and hospitals. 23 schools and two city-owned hospitals are still closed now two weeks after the storm. in boilers, new electrical systems, roof repairs are on the long list of repairs that need to be fixed. also in new jersey they are going to end the gasoline rationing there. it will remain in place in new york city and long island. they expect to have power restored to 99% of customers by tonight. >>> here's a look at some other things making news at 4:35. the deaths of three children, their uncle and grandmother inside a toledo home appear to abmurder-suicide. the woman's husband called police after he shundz suspicion -- he found suspicious notes in the house. they found a truck running with hoses leading to a car in the garage. investigators believe the grandmother was upset about possibly losi
of the super storm sandy. go to our facebook page and click like. every time you do that we will send a dollar to the american red cross relief fund. >>> the d.c. police department's internal affairs office is investigating the death of a woman while in police custody. she somehow injured herself while in the cell at the 3rd district police station. the 42-year-old woman was taken to gw university hospital where she was pronounced dead. she was arrested friday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a police officer, simple assault, procession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. >>> prince george's county are searching for the person who shot and killed a man sunday in lewisdale. it happened just before 1:30. police found the manual at the intersection of charleston place and drexel street suffering from a gunshot wound. the 20-year-old was pronounced dead at an area hospital. anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call prince george's county. >>> mary gavin is the first woman to ever serve as the falls church police chief. she served as deputy chief for five years and after served 2
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